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Colors That Help Prevent Sunburn

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If you're buying a beach umbrella, tent, sun hat or similar item, choose something red, blue, violet, lavender or pink.
A recent study of identical fabrics in different colors reveals that these hues filter the most UV rays, according to the journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. The worst performing colors were yellow and white. You can launder with RIT SunGuard that will give your favorite cover-up a 30 SPF UV-Protective coating that lasts 20 washings.

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